Two picture deal with Edgar Wright
4th April 2008
Working Title has this week unveiled details of a new two picture deal with British filmmaker Edgar Wright, following on from the success of hit films 'Shaun of the Dead' and 'Hot Fuzz,' both directed by Wright.
Wright has agreed to write and direct two projects for Working Title, the first project being 'Baby Driver', a wild spin on the action and crime genre which will be set in the US. This will be followed by a project with the working title of 'The World's End' which will complete a trilogy of comedy films co-written with Simon Pegg in which they unite again to pen valentines to some of their favourite genres. The pair previously co-wrote 'Shaun of the Dead' and 'Hot Fuzz'.
Both films will be produced by Working Title in association with Big Talk Productions with Big Talk's Nira Park producing with Working Title's Tim Bevan and Eric Fellner.
"We are delighted to continue to be in business with Edgar. We see him as one of the most gifted writers and directors in the industry today, and we are very much looking forward to having the chance to have even more successes with him in the future," said Fellner.
Edgar Wright commented "Working Title have been fantastic to work with and hugely instrumental in bringing the work of myself, Simon and Nira to the screen. We've had a lot of fun with them so far and it delights me to continue the partnership in the future with new material and bold directions."
Keep an eye on the website for further details of these upcoming productions.
Pictured: Nick Frost, Simon Pegg and Edgar Wright at the premiere of Hot Fuzz in London.